Friday, May 11, 2007

Big News

I talked to a real estate agent for quite a while last night, and we have been e-mailing potential listings back and forth today. I called the bank today to get pre-qualified for a mortgage.

This whole thing makes me really nervous (big changes always do), but the situation with Jabba downstairs has deteriorated to the point where I really feel that it's better to leave than to spend the rest of my life in prison for murdering the bastard. And if I'm ever going to buy a home, now is the time (I'm not getting any younger, you know!)

So I will hang in there at the apartment for the time being, and hopefully a house in my price range (believe it or not, they are out there) will come along soon(er or later). I am being realistic, and I know it will take a while, and I know I'm not going to get a "dream home" due to my financial limitations. But if I don't at least try, I'm never going to get anywhere.

It will be funny to look back at this post in a few years and see how things panned out. Probably something along the lines of, "Oh my God, I was such an idiot!"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good idea. It's both very daunting and very satisfying to make the jump to home ownership. We're doing some remodeling now (what happens when the house you can afford needs some work...we've been here four years, so it's not a speedy process) and sometimes wonder what the hell we were thinking, but overall, I'd recommend the experience.

- Bridgett (Blogger hates me and won't recognize my log-in)